Sunday, August 28, 2011

More dangerous than nuclear meltdowns...

The Hornets R Back!!! You will remember that, back in 2009, Japanese hornets (which kill about 40 people a year in Japan) were plentiful in our neighbourhood, and we tracked the source down to radical Buddhism at Zuisenji, our local temple...


Japanese hornet nest - closeup

All seemed quiet last year and we thought perhaps the monks had gassed the sleeping hornets over the winter. Perhaps the colony just died off. But they're back and they're setting up a shiny new home.

Japanese hornets nests

For those who don't remember what they look like, here's a massive hornet sucking on a medium sized camellia flower:

Beauty and the beast - Japanese Hornet

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